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Alternative independent radio news programming is featured here. In addition to a host of intriguing radio news shows, this collection features the Presidential Recordings collection of historical speeches and secret recordings.



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KXJZ's Insight
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Eva Rutland - Ninety-year-old Sacramento resident Eva Rutland’s book "When We Were Colored" has been re-published. On the next Insight, she and her daughter Ginger - who's also an editorial writer at the Sacramento Bee - tell you about it. Holocaust remembrance - The Sacramento Youth Symphony remembers the holocaust with a concert this weekend. Artistic director and conductor Michael Neumann tells you about "Survival and Triumph: Music of the Holocaust Era." You'll also...
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Topics: KXJZ, Insight, Sacramento public radio, Capital Public Radio, Eva Rutland, When We Were Colored,...
Pacifica Radio Archives: GRAMMY Grant 2013 Recordings
Aug 11, 2020
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The second half of WBAI's Free Music Store concert from December 17, 1971 devoted to guitars (the first half featured classical guitarist Bill Matthews - see BC0709.16). This half features jazz guitarist Jim Hall performing with Benny Aronov, piano, and Ron Carter, bass. Among the pieces played are Where would I be?, Careful, and Little waltz. Produced and recorded in stereo by WBAI's Music Department. This recording was formerly cataloged as BC0709.19.
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Pacifica Radio Archives: National Endowment for the Arts Grant 2010
Aug 1, 2020
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Mort Sahl (1927- ) is a Canadian-born American comedian is who was the first to perform on college campuses and also the first to record a live album. In 1960, he was featured on the cover of Times Magazine. Much of his material was based on current events and politics which led him to be an inspiration to comedians such as Jay Leno and Woody Allen.
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The American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982
Jul 29, 2020
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Judy Sherman interviews the all-woman rock group Birtha. They discuss their origins as a band and their experiences in both writing and performing music. The members of Birtha are Sherry Hagler (keyboards), Shele Pinizzotto (guitar), Rosemary Butler (bass, vocals) and Olivia "Liver" Favela (drums, vocals). Songs by Birtha heard in the recording are Work on a dream, Too much woman (for a hen pecked man), Judgement day, Fine talking man, Feeling lonely, and Free spirit.
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Topics: Women musicians., Birtha (Musical group), American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
WWII Era Audio Recordings
Jul 16, 2020 WA4CZD
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News from 1938. I usually share these via torrent but I don't think all these files are available on archive.org so here's a 1938 news file dump. Plus roller derby. :) Any typo or error is mine.
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Topics: Chamberlain, Neville, 1869-1940, Munich Four-Power Agreement -- (1938), OTR, Czechoslovakia --...
Pacifica Radio Archives: National Endowment for the Arts Grant 2010
Jul 7, 2020
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Aircheck of the Firesign Theater program "Dear Friends: Let's Eat." Firesign Theater is an American comedy group which consists of Phil Austin (Nick Danger), Philip Proctor, Peter Bergman, and David Ossman.
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Source: KPFK
The American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982
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On June 29, 1972, Angela Davis, along with a number of entertainers, appeared at New York City's Madison Square Garden in a benefit for the Angela Davis Defense Fund. This program includes her speech on the need for Black activism and the advantages of socialism, as well as interviews with people attending the show, organizers of the program, and members of the National Renaissance Party, who protested the event. Produced by David Rapkin and Miriam Rosen for WBAI. The other speakers and...
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Topics: Davis, Angela Y. (Angela Yvonne), 1944-, Blacks -- Political activity., Socialism -- United...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Pacifica Radio Archives
Jun 20, 2020 Pacifica Radio Archives
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MEN AND WOMEN IN THE ARTS CONCERNED WITH VIETNAM : BENEFIT FOR MARTIN LUTHER KING. James Baldwin comments before Dr. King's final speech in Los Angeles, followed by the speech itself. Recorded in a Beverly Hills, California home, 16 Mar. 1968. - CONTENT: pt.1. James Baldwin's comments (6 min.) -- pt.2. Martin Luther King, Jr. speech (31 min.). - RECORDED: from the audience, 16 Mar. 1968. BROADCAST: KPFK, 4 Apr. 1968. Total: 37:00 BB4661 Pacifica Radio Archives.
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Topics: king, demonstration, activist, vietnam, pacifica, baldwin, kpfk
WWII Era Audio Recordings
May 26, 2020 WA4CZD
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Martha Wilkerson (AKA G.I. Jill) hosted a couple shows on the United States government-produced Armed Forces Radio Service (AFRS). One program she hosted was G.I. Jive ( http://archive.org/details/AfrsG.i.Jive ) and another was Jill's All-Time Jukebox, which ran concurrent to the other show during part of its run (she mentions it during G.I. Jive). Also see The Army-Navy Screen Magazine 55 (1945) here on Archive.org. I only have 5 Jill's All-Time Jukebox shows :( but there are some real gems....
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Topics: World War, 1939-1945, Old Time Radio, Swing, Big Band, World War II, Jazz, AFRS, WWII, GI Jill
Pacifica Radio Archives
May 13, 2020 Pacifica Radio Archives
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White response to urban riots / Allan Silver. Talk on the anti-minority reaction among whites following the widespread urban violence of the 1960s.|WHITE RESPONSE TO URBAN RIOTS / Allan Silver. - SERIES: Symposium on violence| no. 3 - Talk on the anti-minority reaction among whites following the widespread urban violence of the 1960's. - RECORDED: Columbia University, 19 Apr. 1968. BROADCAST: WBAI, 15 Aug. 1968. BB3546 Pacifica Radio Archives.
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Topics: riots, urban, minority, symposium, pacifica
Dramatic readings from the memoirs of five anti-Tsarist anarchist women from the populist revolutionary movement of 1870's and 1880's in TSarist Russia. Includes interviews with Barbara Engel and Clifford Rosenthal, translators and editors of the book "Five sisters: women against the Tsar" (Alfred A. Knopf, 1975). The "five sisters" are Vera Figner, Vera Zasulich, Olga Lyubatovich, Yelizaveta Kovalskaya, and Praskovya Ivanovskaya. The readers are Marianne Leone, Marcia...
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Topics: Schiff, Helene., Engel, Barbara., Rosenthal, Clifford., Danab, Marcia Mint., Pellett, Gail., Women...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
WWII Era Audio Recordings
Mar 24, 2020 WA4CZD
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In 1942, CBS produced a series of six 15-minute programs that were broadcast from Army camps around the country. Each episode of What Are We Fighting For? contains a remarkable speech; my favorite is Alvin C. York's: 01 The Road To War - Edward R. Murrow at West Point, New York 02 What Pearl Harbor Means To Me - Lee White at Ft. George Meade, Maryland 03 Your Enemies, The Fascists - William L. Shirer at Fort Belvoir, Virginia (no open nor close) 04 The Russians Are Our Kind Of People - Quentin...
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Topics: World War, 1939-1945, World War II, Patriotism, Old Time Radio, Citizenship, Shirer, William L....
WWII Era Audio Recordings
Mar 9, 2020 WA4CZD
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News from 1939. I usually share these via torrent but I don't think all these files are available on archive.org so here's a 1939 news file dump. Any typo or error is mine.
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Topics: World War II: Homefront, World War II, Old Time Radio, World War, 1939-1945, News, River Plate,...
The American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982
Dec 3, 2019
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Talk about the discrimination and limited roles of women during the Renaissance. Fran Teague examines the role of women in the Renaissance -- not the Lucrezia Borgias or Isabella d'Estes, but the women who never made it into the history books. The program starts with a hypothetical biography of William Shakespeare's hypothetical sister Judith, who had many of her brother's gifts, but none of his opportunities. Included in the tape are three Spanish songs from the Renaissance: one a wooing song,...
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Topics: Women -- History., SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM, 1564-1616., Women and literature--England--History--16th...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
WWII Era Audio Recordings
Oct 17, 2019 WA4CZD
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1944 NBC broadcast of the Ben Hecht & Kurt Weill Holocaust "dramatic pageant" We Will Never Die . Live from the Hollywood Bowl. The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum has a couple web pages about this production: " Kurt Weill and We Will Never Die " http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10007047 " We Will Never Die: Shattering the Silence Surrounding the Holocaust " http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10007036 The program had a cast of 1,000...
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Topics: World War, 1939-1945, World War II, 1944, WWII, Holocaust, Old Time Radio, The Shoah, Ben Hecht,...
WWII Era Audio Recordings
Aug 8, 2019 WA4CZD
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News from the 1950's I usually share these via torrent but I don't think all these files are available on archive.org so here's a 1950's news file dump. Plus some talk shows and specials. Any typo or error is mine.
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Topics: Baseball, HUAC, Korean War, 1950-1953, News, OTR, Old Time Radio, Cold War, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953,...
The American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982
Jun 12, 2019
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Actuality from the benefit concert that took place on May 25, 1980 at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. Part 1 includes the opening, Pat Smith, Friends Band, and Alliance for Survival welcome. Part 2 includes Roscoe Lee Browne, Danny Ishio, (Solar) Bruce Mussell, and John Trudell. Part 3 includes Susan St. James, Holly Near, Ron Kovic, and Michio Kaku. Part 4 contains a performance by Crosby, Stills, and Nash. Part 5 includes James Lawson, Peter Herreshoff of the Alliance for Survival, Helen...
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Topics: Smith, Pat, Friends Band, Alliance for Survival, Benefit performances., Antinuclear movement,...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
The American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982
Jun 12, 2019
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Actuality from the benefit concert that took place on May 25, 1980 at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. Part 1 includes the opening, Pat Smith, Friends Band, and Alliance for Survival welcome. Part 2 includes Roscoe Lee Browne, Danny Ishio, (Solar) Bruce Mussell, and John Trudell. Part 3 includes Susan St. James, Holly Near, Ron Kovic, and Michio Kaku. Part 4 contains a performance by Crosby, Stills, and Nash. Part 5 includes James Lawson, Peter Herreshoff of the Alliance for Survival, Helen...
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Topics: Smith, Pat, Friends Band, Alliance for Survival, Benefit performances., Antinuclear movement,...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Pacifica Radio Archives: National Endowment for the Arts Grant 2011
May 13, 2019
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The Firesign Theatre cover the "Southern Hemisphere Olympics" from Patagonia.
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Source: KPFK
Pacifica Radio Archives
May 8, 2019 Pacifica Radio Archives
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Humorist discusses his transition from straight comedian to a social satirist. He talks about how Lenny Bruce and Mort Sahl helped him get started, where he is headed now, and his recent firings from nightclubs for his use of political material and "objectionable" language. Recorded at the Playboy Club, San Francisco, on December 29, 1970.
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Topics: George Carlin, Pacifica, Comedy
Pacifica Radio Archives: National Endowment for the Arts Grant 2011
Feb 8, 2019
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KPFK's Barbara Cady and Los Angeles Free Press reporter Helen Koblin interview Jill Johnston, Village Voice columnist and author of Lesbian Nation . Johnston explains her views of lesbianism as the only true radical feminist position. She discusses the purported link between lesbianism and madness, her relationship with her children, and whether the lesbian feminist struggle is equivalent to the oppression of Third World peoples.
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PAS-FM Radio Show Collection
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